Director of Teaching + Learning at Stanford d.school
Carissa Carter is the Director of Teaching and Learning at the Stanford d.school. In this role she guides the development of the d.school’s pedagogy, leads its instructors, and shapes its class offering. She teaches courses on the intersection of data and design, design for climate change, and maps and the visual sorting of information. Carissa was one of the co-leaders of Stanford 2025, a multi-year d.school project that envisioned the future of higher education. Prior to the d.school, Carissa ran her own design practice, Parallel Design Labs, and focused on helping companies of all sizes execute their internal innovation projects and programs. She also spent time living in Hong Kong working for Herman Miller leading their user research efforts for the Asian market.
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed
Chair of Southpaw Michigan
President and Co-Founder @ the Center for Humane Technology
Dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business
Jonathan Levin is an applied economist whose research is in the field of industrial organization. He is best known for his work on contracting relationships and on the design of market rules and institutions. In the last few years, he has studied subprime lending, health insurance, the allocation of radio spectrum, and the economics of internet markets. Jonathan Levin is also the Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business. He was appointed as the 10th dean of the school in September 2016. Dean Levin joined the Stanford faculty as an assistant professor in 2000. He rose through the ranks to become the Holbrook Working Professor of Price Theory in the Department of Economics. He has taught market design, game theory, microeconomics, and industrial organization at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Senior Partner @ McKinsey & Company
Head of Technology at Devoted Health
DJ Patil is the Head of Technology at Devoted Health and a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. Dr. Patil was appointed by President Obama to be the first U.S. Chief Data Scientist where his efforts led to the establishment of nearly 40 Chief Data Officer roles across the Federal government. He also established new health care programs including the Precision Medicine Initiative and the Cancer Moonshot, new criminal justice reforms including the Data-Driven Justice and Police Data Initiatives that cover more than 94 million Americans, as well as leading the national data efforts.
Emily Glassberg Sands
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF DATA SCIENCE AND DATA ENGINEERING AT COURSERA
Emily Glassberg Sands is the Senior Director of Data Science and Data Engineering at Coursera, the world’s leading platform for higher education. Her teams lead the measurement, experimentation, and inference that informs Coursera’s product and business strategy; develop the analytical products and direct data access for the company’s university partners and enterprise customers; and build the statistical models and machine learning algorithms that help learners find and succeed in learning programs, including data-powered products featured in TechCrunch, Harvard Business Review, and MIT Technology Review. Emily holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard and a B.A. from Princeton. Her academic research blends experimentation, econometrics, and machine learning to better understand labor markets and consumer decision-making, and has been covered by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio.